Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Stormy Dungeness

Dungeness - 1000hrs - Gale force south-westerlies, heavy rain - A shocker of a morning with a raging gale running up Channel ruling out a seawatch due to the sea state and poor viz. A flock of gulls hunkered down on the shingle by the boats included the 1st winter Caspian.
                                          Caspian Gull, Dungeness

New Diggings - 1100hrs - Difficult viewing conditions but at least 6 Little and a Great White Egret sheltering from the wind, plus the leucistic Grey Heron.
Tower Pits - 1430hrs - As the weather front moved through, the wind backed off and the sun came out. Together with MH and CP had a scout around for yesterdays Jack Snipe, but without success. At least 6 soggy Marsh Harriers were noted and from Screen hide we had distant views of the Long-tailed Duck.  

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